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aroundan american citizen? we don't know. but we have a right to know the answers to those questions as progressives, i believe we must demand the same trans perrytrans transparency we once demanded of george bush about torture t thanks have a great one. join us tomorrow on ""the bill press show"."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh look who's on the big show today. >> who? >> stephanie: tina dupuy. it is jim's opportunity to make that disgusting sound he makes.
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also jacki schechner will be there. oh look, jacki schechner is here. >> what are the odds? >> good morning! >> stephanie: actually, i'm wearing my elvira t-shirt because she was at my super bowl party. >> oh, she was? >> stephanie: between her and elizabeth fitzgerald, jim mostly made that sound the whole super bowl. >> and stared at boobs. >> this is why we fix it so he can't see jacki. focus. >> did you say something? >> don't look at how hot jacki schechner is. listen to the news. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is going to be in annapolis today joining senate democrats for the second day of their issues conference. senate republicans working out their issues in a retreat at the library of congress. tomorrow, the two will reconvene to hopefully re-authorize the violence against women act. this wills be the first day of work for mo cowan sworn in to replace now secretary of state
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john kerry. >> vice president biden will swear john kerry officially this afternoon. kerry is already settling into his new job and office. here's kerry on the phone yesterday with moon. that photo was tweeted out via the state department. he will be part of that feed instead of on his own and tweets he has a signature with his initials. his initials are j. k. and online j. k. as we know also stands for just kidding. >> house democrats are on retreat today tomorrow and friday in leesburg, virginia. president obama is going to join their conference tomorrow and president bill clinton will give the keynote address on friday. president clinton's former physician is concerned about a possible future president and his health. dr. connie is concerned about governor chris christie and his weight fearing he's at risk for
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heart attack or stroke. christie told constituents yesterday he's well aware and knows it is an issue. >> so far up to 50 years old i've been remarkably healthy. my doctor continues to warn me my luck is going to run out relatively soon. believe me, it is something i'm conscious of. >> he says he has a plan. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. (vo) this afternoon, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪
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♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the -- oh, no. you should know better than to put a dog story in front of me before the show! oh no. a dog with a human face. look at that. >> it is kind of creepy looking. kind of creepy lookin'. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> stephanie: he looks a little like ben stein. he does. i've seen that puzzled expression when i've debated on larry king. >> ben stein. >> that scene in the remaining of invasion of the body snatchers where the human head is accidentally on the dog. it kind of looks like that. >> stephanie: yeah. ben stein was on my flight to d.c. for the inauguration in first class of course. we were joking about it back in coach. we were like if we had ben stein's money, we would be up there with him. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> oh, boy. >> stephanie: tonic. the poodleshy zu mix --shy zu
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mix ended up in kentucky. he's no longer there. the person-faced pup is ready for immediate adoption in indiana. go get him. >> that's creepy. [ applause ] >> stephanie: stop looking at me like that! i can't take anymore after the budweiser pony. the budweiser -- >> the grumpy cat. >> he kind of looks like grumpy cat. >> stephanie: all right. lots to get to today. kids, the chicago -- chicago continues to sell like crazy. i would hurry your week and get your tickets for sexy liberal april 13th. we just went on sale friday and it's gone, you know. bananas. >> kablooey. >> stephanie: sexy liberal hal sparks will be with us in hour three. in hour two tina dupuy and gutierrez.
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>> you can't pronounce it. >> stephanie: i could. that looks like a pronunciation interventions. before i hit the carpet. okay. >> we hadn't discussed it beforehand. >> stephanie: because you didn't hold up the phonetic sign i understand. >> mr. guitarist -- >> stephanie: he treats me like a toddler on roller skates with pronunciation. oh no, i'll do it! i'll hold you up! hang on. [crashing sounds] >> stephanie: all right. >> how long have you played guitar lou? >> stephanie: let's get to right-wing world. we have lots of guests. we're all guested up after this. >> we are. >> stephanie: oh dear. really? she's still around, the ole gal ann coulter. >> the ole war-horse. >> the ole battle-ax. >> stephanie: on fox news. on guns. >> background check means
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universal registration, universal registration means universal confiscation, universal extermination. that's how it goes. do not fall for universal background checks. >> stephanie: she got to hitler before you did. >> universal studios. >> stephanie: it leads to universal extermination. >> really? >> right. just like driver's licenses lead to universal walking! >> stephanie: that was a way of not saying obama hitler in the first sentence. >> right. >> stephanie: you can draw your own conclusion. >> she's a skosh too clever to make the direct comparison. >> stephanie: remember how i said everybody should have a seat at the table in the gun debate? i was wrong! [ buzzer ] some people, really? is there anyone even the biggest obama hater that really thinks that? [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] that's something we ought to think about. chin stroke, chin stroke, uh-huh. the president is thinking of exterminating everybody. >> by registering guns, you take
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them all away and then kill everybody. >> stephanie: let's write that down in that column. no, i know. ♪ you are an idiot ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ha, ha ♪ >> stephanie: thoughtful chin stroke. yes, on second thought you're a lunatic! >> like in australia the gun buyback, everyone was killed. >> everyone was exterminated. >> there's no one left in australia now. >> stephanie: no one lives in australia. just the koalas. >> the kangaroos. >> make the debate about limiting firearms. even though they know with 300 million guns already in circulation, the limits will do nothing to prevent violent crime. absolutely nothing. again, the democrats and the president know that. >> okay. moron, look! an assault weapons ban and gun deaths went down dramatically. now that it's expired they've
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gone up dramatically. coincidence? >> stephanie: tripled since the assault weapons ban. >> everybody knows that! >> what? >> stephanie: no. oh, you know what? here's how we can inject reason into the debate. let's invite ted nugent on piers morgan. >> we're not talking about guns. >> do you care about murders or do you only care about murders with guns? >> i care about all deaths. >> i think you care about guns. i think you're obsessed with guns. >> no. >> 99.9% of the gun owners in america are perfectly safe, wonderful, loving, generous, caring people. would you leave us the hell alone? go after the nut jobs. go after the murderers because i don't know any. >> stephanie: you don't know anybody slightly unbalanced? maybe even a little more than slightly unbalanced?
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♪♪ cat scratch crazy ♪ ♪ >> rocky mountain mike. >> stephanie: we happen to have a tribute to ted nugent all ready to go right in the middle of right-wing world. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] it was magic. thank you rocky mountain mike. how did you know that was going to happen? stuart varney on the fox and friends. >> gas is spike.
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fresh numbers in this morning. the average price for regular across the country is $3.53. you're up close to 20 cents since monday of last week. trot out the usual suspects. the refiners, the oil companies the conspiracy theorists or supply and demand. i think it's because ben bernanke is printing dollars up a storm and that is lowering the value of the u.s. dollar and that means that oil goes up. >> no, idiot! ugh! >> then everything would be affected! >> once again -- >> stephanie: the feds making gas prices go -- i've never heard that. [ applause ] >> i'm an american. i'm appalled. what is ben bernanke doing? >> stuart varney has no idea how the economic system works. no wonder fox business is tanking. just saying. >> get you to invest in trillion
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dollar platinum coins. better than -- >> stephanie: wow. you're going to try that again? remember newt gingrich ran with the gas push thing? that was his prop for his campaign. i should have asked him if he had one of those left over when i ran into him at the charlotte airport. can i have one of those things? don't you have one of chose khashkies? >> acting as if gas prices go up simultaneously everywhere in the country. they don't! they've been consistently higher out here. >> we're switching over to the summer blend pretty soon. >> stephanie: it is like starbucks christmas blend. okay. mark he will vin because he's so pleasant to listen to. >> our biggest problem is barack obama and we're being stabbed in the back! >> oh, come on. >> they group the conservative victory project is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment republican candidates over the
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last two election cycles. it is the most robust attempt yet by republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races. let me remind you folks, there would be no ted cruz today. there would be no deb fischer today. there would be no mike lee. no ron johnson today. no toomey today. no marco rubio no rand paul today. the heart and soul of the conservative movement in the senate. but for conservatives and the tea party. >> stephanie: fight fight fight, fight. a fight broken out between the g.o.p. establishment and the tea party. >> i thought i had a headache before. >> how can people listen to that for three solid hours? that's a lot. >> that's the nazi term. [ speaking foreign language ] the idea they've been stabbed in the back in world war i which led ultimately to world war ii.
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>> stephanie: gotten circularly to hitler again already in right-wing world. >> he should know that. >> stephanie: that's spectacular. he's like a dental drill. can you imagine if they had one on from the dentist office. seriously. that was happening while you were getting your teeth drilled. do you have to have that -- why don't you have easy listening. really? >> mark levine and a root canal? >> you know how i hate sarcastic people. >> stephanie: rush limbaugh on the same subject. >> karl rove and his pac what is it, american crossroads, is that the name of his pac? "new york times" story couple days ago that basically said they are going to end up choosing republican primary candidates so that -- not going to be tea partied. this announcement, this newspaper article about karl
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rove's intentions is only serving to unite the tea party in ways even now it hasn't been. >> as mark levine just demonstrated. >> stephanie: you really got it together over there on the right. yes, siree. >> i've never seen such a party. democrats have never been in this kind of disarray. >> stephanie: great story out of bloomberg. we'll talk about it after we get back. tee then a hee. fisticuffs over there. the equally soothing laura ingrahams. you're not the boss of who you can choose. >> stephanie: kids, don't fight. you're all wrong. 17 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show". >> announcer: taking back the flag, taking back america. it's "the stephanie miller show." are you in good hands?
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these talking points, that the right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. really? you know i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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♪ beat it, beat it ♪ ♪ it doesn't matter, who's from the right ♪ ♪ just beat it ♪ ♪ just beat it ♪ ♪ just beat it ♪ ♪ just beat it ♪ >> ♪ just eat it ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." we've gone down the weird al manhole. 1-800-steph-12 toll free from anywhere. let's go to mason in ohio. welcome. >> caller: good morning. how are you sunshine?
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>> stephanie: i'm good, moonshine. >> caller: i thought i would add a little bit of insanity to your right-wing world nonsense you've been talking about this morning. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i was watching c-span and they had on representative burgess in texas. and he gets up and says sequester is going to happen. it is an absolute. when they moved the dead line to march, then that guaranteed it is going into effect and that there's nothing the president can do about it because it was his idea and he must stick to his promises and there's no use in arguing it anymore because it has been argued. so he's like okay, take a machete. go ahead. chop up everything. it doesn't matter what it is. one, huge swing. he's got with it. he's absolutely good with it. and i don't understand after all of the rhetoric that g.o.p. has been talking about changing their point of view and turning around the party. this isn't it. >> stephanie: no exactly.
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they're in historic disarray. [ applause ] >> stephanie: this karl rove thing, it is hilarious. oh first of all, we have sad news. [ wah wah ] karl rove got it wrong wrong and wrong again. >> mm-hmm. >> stephanie: got a new fox news contract. dick morris didn't. that's very, very sad. >> drop dick morris. only question is how far did he bounce? >> bumbles bounce. >> stephanie: he hit a sack of hammers on the way down. >> didn't i ever tell you about bumbles? bumbles bounce! >> ow! >> stephanie: we shall hear him no more. the man winded by run-on sentences. >> piers morgan is having him on soon on cnn. thank god. >> he had a very melodramatic speech after the titanic loss. this is not the end. this can't be the end. this isn't the end.
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this is not the end. we cannot let this guy end it for us. >> this guy being the president. >> oh! why are the hammers on the floor? [ applause ] >> stephanie: continue to exist here. our dick morris impressions by jim ward. i don't know what the deal is because karl rove was just as wrong although i have to say at least he was exposed for the -- always so all powerful, karl rove. scary. he is a sad pathetic, little wrong man on election flight sputtering. anyway, this is what caused all of the trouble. fight, fight fight. >> love this. >> stephanie: shoving each other into the lockers. leaders of the tea party fuming about plans by some republican strategists including karl rove to raise money to help
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quote-unquote electable candidates win primary races. leaders of the tea party and other republican groups that oppose abortion and gay rights responded by calling rove a fake conservative who had declared war on the tea party. fight, fight fight fight! seriously, kids, don't fight. you're both equally wrong about everything. it doesn't really matter how this comes out. >> stephanie: first public glimpse inside a power struggle inside the republican party. bloomberg writes in wake of the epic november loss, the riff could lead to more costly republican primaries. fight, fight, fight! brent boseel says their idea of the most electable presidential candidate was mitt romney and before him, john mccain, before him bob dole. don't fight. you're all losers. your tea party crazies and your establishment people, you're all wrong, wrong wrong wrong
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losers losers, losers. these fake conservatives need to go away before they do more damage. >> stephanie: lurching back and forth between the tea party crazies and the g.o.p. establishment losers. >> any kind of moderation of any kind. >> stephanie: let's review the fun facts of karl rove. spe they went 82,000 television spots to help romney. in senate races 10 of the 12 candidates they supported lost. four of the nine house candidates they backed. [ applause ] then a lot of disastrous tea party candidates lost, too. so please give them some props for their loserdom. julie in seattle tells me it is right-wing world on the interwebs for us. stop the islamist witch-hunt against representative bachmann. sign the petition. >> islamist? witch-hunt? >> stephanie: witch-hunt against michele bachmann. >> since when do they believe in witches?
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>> stephanie: they banned this video. a guy in the fema coffin. tea party 2.0, rebrand retool, recruit, reengage. >> go for it. see how well it went last time. [ applause ] >> stephanie: go, go, go. >> seriously? i think the tea party steeped a little too long. >> stephanie: keith in texas. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi keith. >> caller: how you doing stephanie? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: i don't know if chris remembers but back in i think it was about the middle of bush's first administration, there was a gentleman that listed the characteristics and traits of adolf hitler and the characteristics and traits of hr. they wanted to nut man in prison. it was just terrible. the idea that anyone would -- >> stephanie: right. pretty much every day somebody compares hitler.
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>> bush was a little more like hess, a fairly decent athlete. fly planes well enough to crash them into scotland. >> stephanie: hitler said poland had weapons of mass destruction. right back on "the stephanie miller show." to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> preliminary reports indicate -- >> stephanie miller -- >> was drunk at the helm. those reports were later confirmed. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. i'm sorry jim what's that? is there an obama skeet shooting action figure already? why, yes there is.
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[ applause ] >> cool. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike says racist hillbilly conspiracy theory sold separately. so that's a thing. okay. oh, hey, speaking of racist hillbillies -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> chris, i'm not saying every republican is racist. whenever there is a story about so and so, fill in homophobic racist thing here? do you think there are some people who go huh i wonder if that was a republican -- oh, it is a republican. oh, from the south? oh really. you don't say! >> what did they do now? >> stephanie: this guy that we talked about yesterday the guy that sent the really racist homophobic tweets during the super bowl -- >> tim canon was his name. >> stephanie: yes. he defends mocking trayvon martin's death. apparently the rest of us are missing the humor in that. he said -- one of the tweets was this super bowl sucks more
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[ bleep ] than trayvon martin for drug money if he was alive. [ whatever! ] >> he wasn't buying drugs. he was buying skills and ice tea. >> stephanie: during the blackout, he said it is darker than the pores during hurricane katrina. [ whatever! ] >> stephanie: do you think he found some -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] thought of trayvon's parents? no. former south carolina republican executive director canon defended a series of racially charged tweets he sent out during the super bowl. there's a lot of them. we read all of them yesterday. it wasn't like a one-time drunk tweet. it was a series. he told huff post live that mock the death of trayvon martin and the poors during hurricane katrina was high profile trolling. >> huh? >> stephanie: i guess that makes it okay. he said he didn't understand why the killing of trayvon was political and insisted joking about the florida teen's demise was fair because of all of the people who said insensitive
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things about the killer, george zimmerman. >> george zimmerman is alive. trayvon martin is dead. he was unarmed. george zimmerman was armed. >> stephanie: right. so, see, it is insensitive things like that when you point out the facts of the case. he said i think it's funny to make jokes that enlighten people on political problems. >> political problems meaning black people? >> define political. >> stephanie: the purpose of satire sometimes is to offend people to teach a lesson. consider us schooled. i think it's time for a conversation in this country about why a conservative isn't allowed to state a opinion that other people have and disagree with without being threatened with death threats. >> so all conservatives are racist is what he's implying. >> stephanie: right. stuff they try to do in right-wing world. every time they say -- this so and so liberal said something -- >> michael steele is a racist
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because -- clearly he's conservative and therefore according to this guy's "logic" "logic" -- >> stephanie: okey-dokey. in a totally unrelated story alabama high school football coach suspended following round about -- take a guess. what is about? racist? >> i don't know. >> stephanie: yes, it is. racist. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] and homophobic. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] bob grisham please and thank you. head football coach and psychology teacher -- there's the rub. in alabama has been suspended for ten days after comments he made about first lady michelle obama and not liking queers. audio of the teacher -- audio of the teacher's remarks were taped by a student. oops! speaking about 600 calorie lunches, grisham is heard
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ranting about fat burkes, tt michelle obama. she is overweight. >> she's overweight? >> stephanie: another voice chimed in big fat gorilla. >> in what world is michelle obama overweight? >> stephanie: after lamenting the country is going in the wrong direction grisham talked about gays. i don't believe in queers. we don't need you to believe in us. >> they don't believe in him either. >> stephanie: i don't like queers. i don't hate them as a person but what they do is wrong. it is an abomination against god. i don't like being around queers. >> i don't hatred neck hillbilly morons. >> i just don't like being around them. >> stephanie: later grisham said he misspoke. i'm not sure which part of that. [ applause ] what he meant to say. wow! okay. rick in tennessee.
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you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi rick. >> caller: i have a question. i know you guys hadn't touched base on this yet on the drones and how they're going to go about deciding this and things of that nature. let's say that you and your crew -- you change jobs, let's say. you're overselling cellular equipment or radio equipment over the air. and you just happen to be selling to a guy that is taliban-related or whatever. and well, are you exposable because -- i don't know if you're familiar -- >> stephanie: you're losing me. say this again. if you're an american -- in afghanistan? >> caller: correct. say you've got business over there. you're over there selling whatever -- oil rigs, i don't know. but you've got some contact with a known terrorist. i mean how are they -- i know that they've come out and said the press secretary said that you know, we'll limit casualties. we'll try to cut down on
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casualties. but let's take it -- that it is one of you or me and where are they doing business? we're innocent enough. it just seems -- >> slippery slope. >> fuzzy for me. >> i'm a little bit troubled by the ruling on this. a lot troubled. >> stephanie: here's eric holder yesterday on this. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat. when capture is not feasible and when we're confident we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> you can say that -- the administration can do that -- however what's to say the next administration isn't going to take this and run with this further. >> you've already killed a lot of innocent civilians in pakistan. >> stephanie: i think what happens is -- this is right after george w. bush who started completely unnecessary illegal war. a ground war. so i think in the wake of it, when the president was running i'm going to run a smarter -- a tougher but smarter -- and i think that he has -- my point is
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it's obviously in getting us out of these two wars, iraq and afghanistan, it seems like this is part of -- i agree with you somewhat troubling but it sure as hell is better than being in two ground wars at the same time. jay carney yesterday. >> these strikes are legal. they're ethical and they're wise >> stephanie: jill in ithaca wants to talk about this. >> caller: hi, there. yes. it is very troubling. because they're calling it collateral damage. there's like 4,000 innocent people including many children dead. more than our unfortunate people here that died in the trade center. and who is to determine -- these people should be tried in absent ya. al-awlaki, the one they killed with the drone -- why is his
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16-year-old son dead by a drone. i'm sure the kid -- you know, was maybe trying to follow in his father's footsteps but those people should be tried and then determined by the american people. i don't like the power that's going on right now. i'm not a happy clappy liberal today. >> stephanie: i got it. jill my point is that look at this entire afghanistan war and how many people have died and then you know, the president came in and took out bin laden and you think -- you can't help but think what if. what if obama had been in instead of bush. what if al gore had been in instead of bush. would we ever have gone into iraq? and again took our eye off the ball and gone into iraq and you know, this has gone on and on and on. even in getting bin laden you say he's toughing us a smarter tougher war than george bush fought by a ton don't you think? >> caller: yes.
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i agree. we probably not have gone into those wars. at least definitely not iraq. i think the american people have to pay attention. i'm afraid this is a slippery slope. >> stephanie: i hear you. i do. >> caller: thank you stephanie. i'm glad you guys are paying attention, too to this. >> stephanie: all right. >> caller: just to let you know how strange our fellow americans are, i went to -- not my usual character but i went to a nascar event here in watkins glen this summer. there's mothers -- they have drones there the military was there with drones. had their children posing with the death machines. people please. >> stephanie: they had drones at a nascar event? >> caller: yes. there was military presence, trying to recruit. it is part of that whole mentality. >> not flying over. as a recruiting tool. >> stephanie: ken in thed a ron dacs, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, ken.
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>> caller: hey steph mooks, i would have liked to have seen more drones there and a lot less boots on the ground. i was being shot at. b, if the next to last caller is selling equipment to a known terrorist, he isn't innocent enough. he's guilty enough to be in the blast zone. >> ooh. >> stephanie: well, you know, ken, it is interesting, in this whole gun debate that's going on, what do they call them? straw sellers? even in that debate, they're look at -- there's one particular murder that took place where the guy got the gun. he couldn't pass a background check and a woman knowingly sold them to him. she bought them from a gun dealer knowing she wasn't going to -- use them herself. you know, that's -- i think you lie on the background check. they're for you. anyway, i'm just saying there is an analogy there who's libel for what? like you say that's an interesting question. if you were selling to known terrorists and you know they're a terrorist, i don't know the
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legality. is that your point? >> i don't think it's a reason to be for them to be killed by a drone strike. that's what you're getting at. >> caller: it is not going after the cellular salesman. >> he's the collateral damage. >> caller: exactly. he happens to be there at the wrong time. too bad. because you're not supposed to be -- >> because america says it is illegal. >> caller: you shouldn't be selling and giving -- >> stephanie: ken, i understand both sides of this. i understand people being troubled but i understand a vietnam vet like you going boy look at all of the good boys that died and that will never -- that we lost in vietnam. it is really -- so i can see he has a different take on it. 46 minutes after the hour. i'm guessing some more people might have more things to say about this. >> phones have lited up. lighted up. >> stephanie: as we continue on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: if your radio sounds funny, don't touch that
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i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> stephanie miller. ♪ dancing in heaven ♪ ♪ i never thought ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 51 minutes after the hour. oh, look, it is a hate letter all in caps. you know they mean it. >> oh, boy. >> stephanie: somebody ra somebody. the only unbalanced people i know is you and your staff and just because someone owns a weapon doesn't mean their criminal or mentally retarded as
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you and your staff giggle at every day. >> we've never said that. produce the tape. i daria! >> people who write letters all in caps! [ buzzer ] >> and exclamation points where they don't belong! >> stephanie: judy in new york. they put the emphasis on every syllable which is incorrect. hi judy. >> caller: hi, sweetie. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i've been listening to all of these things about the drone strikes and all of that. i've never been a hawk. used to write nixon dirty letters during vietnam the whole nine yards but every time somebody says that the drone strike about the cleric there -- al al-awlaki when that silly
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sob pledged his allegiance, his fill ilet to the likes of -- his fidelity to the likes of al-qaeda he forwent all of his privileges to due process. >> stephanie: i thought our last caller was an interesting take as a vietnam vet saying -- >> caller: so am i sweetie. >> stephanie: right, you mentioned vietnam. i wish we had drones then as opposed to boots on the ground. >> caller: you got that right. i had enough problems keeping track of f-4s let alone drones. >> stephanie: i'm going to give you a $50 sherrie's berries gift certificate card. >> caller: oh, sweetie, thank you. >> stephanie: hang on, judy. we're giving them away all week. all do you is you go to the site and type in stephanie and you get these giant freshly dipped strawberries. the size of a strawberry the
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size of a baby's first. sherry's baby. sherry's berries. they're dipped in chocolate. >> chocolaty goodness. >> stephanie: thank you. okay. let's go to dan in virginia. hi dan. hello, dan. >> caller: hey, guys. the thing about the drone strikes, you know, the thing is this is apples and oranges. when you're in a time of war and you disclose yourself as a participant in that war on the other side, you're an enemy combatant, not an american citizen. in a time of war can conduct -- declare war gave that authority to george w. bush. the war on terror and we were in pakistani airspace and a lot of those strikes were doing at the behest of the government.
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that's why you don't hear of the international outrage. >> stephanie: dan, it is not that i don't appreciate people's concerns. when you put it in the scope as you just did of george w. bush who, you know, got us into these two wars, the afghanistan war dragged on and on because we took our eye off the ball. let bin laden get away. went into iraq. when you look at how he conducted foreign policy between iraq and afghanistan and how this president has gotten us out of iraq and afghanistan, gotten bin laden and is certainly a lot less casualties than we've been having but that being said, you know chris, we should have a legal expert out on what makes you an american citizen or not or whether that makes you an enemy combatant, i don't know. >> well, you know, also we created al-qaeda since osama bin laden and ha deem to go after the soviets in afghanistan. we really have nothing to complain about. we put that all in motion. >> stephanie: richard in
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chicago. >> caller: good morning. i think -- i'm a big obama supporter but this is just wrong. i do feel like -- and i'm not going to blame this -- this policy is an obama policy. the escalation of drones. it has been happening. you know i just think it is a slippery slope where it turns into a convenient way to intervene, you know. you can withdraw from afghanistan and iraq without using drones. this is just an escalation of his policy and you know, i just feel like it's going to make it easier to intervene. you talk about the behest of other governments. who's to say some -- that we're cozying up with down the road, we set precedence. and who's to say a future president cozies up and they want us to wipe out some camp that's opposed to their government. it is a bad policy. i think it makes warfare easier. i don't like it. >> stephanie: it kind of plays into this whole like "zero dark thirty" debate because a lot of
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people think the message is by any means necessary. >> right. i think you can trust the obama administration to do the right thing with this policy but you can't trust subsequent administrations. what if a neocon administration comes in after this? you can't trust them to use the policy in the right way. >> stephanie: my friend sent me this. she said this is a review from her friend who is a vietnam vet. just saw "zero dark thirty" and was disgusted by the politics of the film. torture a guy find bin laden three, find bin laden. no way you cannot see torture as a crucial element in finding bin laden. credit the torturers as heroes. the ends justifies the means. it isn't true. it is a fabrication. no credible evidence that led to bin laden's evidence was obtained by torture. human right abuses forced victims into giving up wrongful information that hurt our intelligence effort. "zero dark thirty" justifies america's use of torture
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incredibly reprehensible. it is dirty harry of our age. justify breaking the law and all moral codes endorse human rights violations, teach americans that abu ghraib torturing of americans is good. >> that's why i won't see it. >> stephanie: roland had the complete opposite view of it. i watched the first whatever but he thinks that -- it does make the c.i.a. -- it is like -- i was saying kathryn bigelow wrote a thing in the "l.a. times." she talks about she doesn't personally believe torture led to bin laden -- but she said to portray that time without including it -- >> it wouldn't have been true to history. >> stephanie: it would not have been historically accurate. i understand that. >> it does make it look like torture led to it. >> stephanie: a lot of people had that view that saw it. we'll talk about what she said. we have tina dupuy. we have representative louis
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gutierrez. >> you yelled at me for helping you last time. >> luis gutierrez. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: hour number two. current tv. jacki schechner, we were talking about the story about the tea party is at war with the karl rove g.o.p. establishment group. i don't mean for that to make me
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happy. but the other headline i just read, jim is republicans can't find anyone to run for massachusetts senate seat. so john mccain you see sacrificed susan rice's career for nothing. >> whoa. i don't know why they seem to be running away from it but there doesn't seem to be a whole herd of people that are -- excited about that prospect. >> stephanie: that was john mccain the angriest leprechaun in the senate. that was his whole plan. >> we love john kerry. >> stephanie: scott brown would run and no. >> tagg romney was in for about eight hours. >> stephanie: i love it when a plan blows up! [ explosion ] >> i bet tagg wanted to punch somebody. >> tagg took a swing at somebody. here she is in the current news center, jacki schechner. >> we all know by know how much i love me a good rick scott story. well, the florida governor looks like maybe spending $100 million to get re-elected or at least that's his plan.
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money that would go toward countering his significant unpopularity in 2010. governor scott spent $73 million to flood the florida airwaves and eek out a narrow victory. scott's plan for 2014 is to replicate president obama's extensive use of targeted outreach from state specific data and analytics. scott's anticipating having to go up against former governor charlie crist who switched parties and will be running as a democrat. before he became governor, you may remember that scott was once the ceo of the hca hospital chain which was charged with extensive medicare fraud and had to pay $1.7 billion fine which was the largest at that time. the u.s. postal service announcing today that it's going to stop letter delivery on saturdays beginning august 1st. you'll still be able to get packages but no more letters and the like. the services is ending letter service on saturdays will save
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♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." six minutes after the hour. oh you're having a little im spat with my boy toy jeff. >> we're disagreeing on the whole drone program. he says the democrats have needed a way to look strong on defense and this is a way to do it. >> stephanie: jim says civilian casualties is not strong, not tough. >> you know who looked tough? the nazis. [ buzzer ] >> come on. i had to do it. >> stephanie: person from tennessee who wants to sell oil rigs to a quote-unquote known terrorist in afghanistan, it is a war zone. if you want to do business there, odds if you're going to get killed, if not by a drone but by your customers. >> it is not that much of a war zone anymore. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i would think of another line of work than selling anything to known terrorists. just saying. i'm trying to help people figure out what color their parachute
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he tore a neck muscle so he was in the doctor's office and guess what who was in the waiting room with him? >> nathan lane having an incredibly loud gay argument. >> is there any other conversation those two could have? >> stephanie: but it made roland hate gays. >> i hate you so much. evil! >> stephanie: that happened to me once. i was on a flight that landed. the loudest most flamboyantly gay guy started having the loudest conversation on his cell phone the second we landed. on behalf of the entire plane that i hated gay people, i was like please, can you stop? you're so irritating! literally, the minute the plane landed, he got on the phone and went -- i'm not in kansas anymore. come pick me up at the airport. oh really? [ buzzer ] >> guess that was over the top. >> stephanie: can you tone that down? i mean really! we were talking -- we got into the whole drone debate and zero dark thirty torture yada, yada.
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so i was reading one vietnam vet who had jim's view. jim hasn't seen it. but who thought that it endorsed torture and it was detestable and yada, yada. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] kathryn bigelow made some good points. she wrote finally in the l.a. times about it. i support every american's first amendment right to create works of art. i support all protests against the use of torture and inhumane treatment of any kind. i wonder if the sentiments expressed about the film might be more appropriately directed at those who ordered the u.s. policies as opposed to a motion picture that brings the story to the screen. i agree. i blame the bush administration more than i blame filmmakers. those of us who work in the arts know depiction is not endorsement. if it was no artist would be able to paint inhumane practices, no author could write about them. no flick maker could delve into the thorny subjects of our time. this is an important principle and bears repeating.
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it is the first step toward the ability and shine the light on dark deeds especially when they're clothed in layers of secrecy and government obfuscation. indeed. i'm very proud to be part of a hollywood community that's made films part of its cinematic tradition. clearly it would have been possible if others had shied away from depicting the harsh realities of combat. it does seem illogical to me to make a case against torture by denying the troll played in u.s. counter-terrorism policy and practices. experts disagree sharply on the facts and particulars of the intelligence and doubtlessly that debate will continue. as for what i personally believe which has been the subject of inquiries, i think osama bin laden was found due to ingenious work. torture was employed. that doesn't mean it was the key to finding bin laden. it is part of the story we couldn't ignore. war obviously isn't pretty. we were not interested in
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portraying it as so. i need to finish watching it and stop being a falling asleep loser. >> if you started in the afternoon. >> started in the morning. >> stephanie: obviously immigration much in the news also as we're debating it. representative louis gutierrez joins us now. good morning congressman. thank you for taking time for us. >> it is wonderful to be with you this morning. >> stephanie: are you okay? >> i'm good. i'm in congress where bells go off. elevators. i wanted to make sure that -- and we have -- you know the good thing is these people know we actually work when we're here. >> stephanie: good good. >> go ahead. >> stephanie: i saw some comments you made. you said jill -- first of all can no one please use the word illegal immigrant to refer to a
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human being right? >> yes yes yes. look i can't -- i will have to say that in the meeting everyone tried as best they could to set a point. i want to say present company included. what i tried to do yesterday was ignore anything that i thought was negative and bombastic and really sometimes just mean. and to accentuate the positive comments that my colleagues are on my side of the aisle. >> stephanie: you said yesterday, many of the house republicans i talked to understand they have mishandled the immigration issue and their approach has alienated voters. whatever the reason, it brings them back to the negotiating table, i'm glad they're back and look forward to working with them to resolve this issue. >> and there are some who understand -- i have to tell you, i think john mccain was brutally honest when he used one
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word to describe why he's back. he said politics. he repeated. what? politics. you know, it is refreshing when people just go straight to the grain, right. it is about politics. what he is saying is people voted. i wanted them to vote for my party and vote for me. they said no. guess what. john mccain is saying i still want a chance in the next election cycle. they haven't given up on him. only way i can have a chance at their vote. >> stephanie: what he was saying is i should have stuck with the mccain -- kennedy -- >> let me tell you something. he is very knowledgeable about this issue. i spent two years with jeff flake, senator flake with flake, gutierrez and kennedy mccain, depending on how was in charge in the senate, we spent two years drafting the legislation.
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john mccain is very knowledgeable about this issue. i was very surprised when he said we have to secure the border because it is such a contradiction between saying that and proposing comprehensive immigration reform. comprehensive immigration reform parts from the understanding that border security is only achievable if you fix all of the other components. >> stephanie: that's right. >> of our broken immigration system. john mccain knows that. >> stephanie: it reminds me, representative, of the gun debate. there are a lot of elements. you have to fix all of them. not just one. you're right. if you just focus on border security and you said that -- before the hearing, you said for years we've been talking about electrified fences, overblown stereotypes, mask the deportation fantasies and immigration hearings. you went on to say most republicans understand 11 million people here will not be leaving the country and that holding out for self-deportation puts the republican lawmakers
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out of step with the country as a whole. watching that republican primary, you know -- >> so let's put yesterday -- number one, isn't it a grand thing the first hearing of the judiciary committee is a full committee hearing talking about immigrants? at least they put immigrants from the high tech industry and their needs to be reunited with their families. we got one. we have the mayor of san antonio. i think did a wonderful job. >> stephanie: castro. >> okay. so they went to their convention in tampa. and here's what they put in their program. this is in their program. sb1070, many of us, the anti-immigrant law of arizona which 2/3 is already ruled unconstitutional. they said that should be implemented in 49 other states number one. number two, they said oh, 11 million undocumented workers?
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they should just self-deport. then we eliminate ourselves of all illegal aliens from the united states of america. and moreover, romney said -- it is in -- vetoed the dream act. yesterday, we've got majority leader eric cantor saying two things. he believes they should be legalized. he believes they should have a pathway for citizenship. that is a sea change in terms of where they were at. so we have to figure out now what is -- what is the point at which we can reach an agreement with the republicans? >> stephanie: you said -- >> do it the way we did it on -- let's say the fis fiscal live, right. they said oh, we're going to put four republicans and 106 democrats. we could do reform like that tomorrow. it all depends on what their
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insistence is. >> stephanie: yeah. and you're right. eric cantor's comments, let's start with the kids. you said yesterday, we're starting in a different place much less grandstanding and fearmongering among the anti-immigration wing. but you made an important point. we need legal immigration across skill and education levels so we don't create and underground for workers. i'm glad that people like you and mayor castro are there talking about some of the important issues. >> well, you know what? here's what i say. i'm happy -- let me share it this way. i know i can. i'm in the gym go down to shower up and shave and do a little exercise. i'm coming up. i see paul ryan. paul ryan knows i did everything i could to make sure he wasn't vice president of the united states. and he comes up and he says hey luis, you and i worked together in 2005. he endorsed the kennedy
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mccain -- he was part of our combo. he endorsed it. he was a sponsor of the bill. he said you know, luis, i want to do it because it is the right thing to do. i went back to his office. we talked. he said you know, luis, you and i fundamentally are catholics right. it is not in our value system to create a permanent funded class. he wants to fix it because it is the right thing to do. so you know what? i have to tell you something i think there are a lot of people who want to fix it because it is the right thing to do but i'll take them, as mccain says because it is politics. >> stephanie: were you able to take him seriously? did he have the baseball cap turned around backwards? as he was doing curls? >> you know what?% there's always a trick in bipartisanship, right? that i'm sure he will say something and somebody will say --er you were saying that.
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but i think these are expressions of change. >> stephanie: it is all hopeful. >> and it should bring us hope. because in the end during the last few minutes you and i have been talking every minute a person is deported. the majority of them never committed any crime. they're not drug dealers and gangbangers and rapists and murderers. they're people who are picked up at their job site. this hour, a dozen american citizen children will be left without a mom or dad. some will be left orphaned. so look, america this is an urgent issue. we need to build -- if democrats have 218 votes you know what? i would still be saying i don't know if i can rely on all 218 democrats to get the bill passed. >> stephanie: exactly. >> let's say we are at 201. here's what i believe. i believe my democratic caucus -- i bet there's 180 if
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we work it really good, even more. >> stephanie: okay. >> so we're going to -- so we're not going to ask the republicans to bring -- this is one of those issues, you bring half and we bring half. it isn't that kind of an issue. this is the kind of issue where our caucus is clear. >> stephanie: right. >> i would say this. the people spoke. they said they want comprehensive immigration reform. democrats -- we want it. very, very badly. and the republicans really need comprehensive immigration reform. i think that combination that scenario can lead us to success. >> stephanie: representative, we're out of time. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> stephanie: always so great to talk to you on these and other important issues. talk again soon. >> look forward to it. >> stephanie: thanks so much. there he goes, representative luis gutierrez of the great state of illinois. okay. >> oh, my god. really? >> the state of nova scotia. no wait. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she's the life of the democratic party.
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dupuy makes my pants tight. >> someone tweeted that. after her we have ian millhiser. >> stephanie: on the drone thing. kevin in chicago writes remember when we took out a few blocks in baghdad because bush believed saddam hussein was in one of the buildings? how come no one complained about that one strike? that was his point about drones. let's go to andrew in california. hi andrew, welcome. >> caller: hi, how are you doing this morning? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: listen, before the top of the hour, jim said something and i had to object to it. he said that we created al-qaeda. we did not. we trained osama bin laden to fight against the russians in afghanistan. he created al-qaeda. that's like blaming us for the russian bloody purges for the program during world war ii. >> okay. >> caller: which was against the nazis. the other thing --
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>> al-qaeda just means the base in arabic. database of the hadim. i heard that's where it started. >> stephanie: by the way julie has another hitler reference. if someone wanted to open a hot dog cart in dresden being an american citizen would not protect them from getting -- [ explosion ] >> there's that. >> ask kurt. he was there. >> stephanie: phil in florida you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, steph. i work with migrant farm workers. i have concerns about the new immigration bill. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: number one, the process for someone who is undocumented to get lawful, permanent residence that's a green card, i think it will be very lengthy. it will be extremely expensive. and i don't think overall that poor immigrant workers including our cultural workers are going to be able to afford it. it will take ten years and then the question is in the time that they get online to when they get
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a green card, they're still undocumented. >> stephanie: that's the point with making it too tough. you'll defeat the purpose. people will stay in the shadows. tina dupuy i'll do it for you. next on "the stephanie miller show." compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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toll free from anywhere. oh, it's that time. >> speaking of funny and smart i want to bring on tina dupuy. ♪ oh, oh, tina ♪ >> she's brilliant funny terrific writer. ♪ oh, tina ♪ >> tina does everything and i just love her. >> stephanie: good morning tina dupuy. >> good morning, stephanie miller. >> stephanie: i have to be here to keep pointing out how smart and funny are you to counter -- what do the guys say on our blog? tina makes his pants tight. [ laughter ] >> we apologize for our listeners. >> i'm like a cheeseburger. >> stephanie: on behalf of that guy i apologize. okay. let's talk about the nra's ominous new enemies list. ooh. enemies list. they're back. kind of hilarious right? >> so they compile this list of
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people who are opposed to the nra and people who are anti-gun and who want to destroy the second amendment right because they're all the same, basic thing. you basically -- if you don't love guns, you hate jesus and apple pie. >> stephanie: that would include the 92% of americans who are for background checks, presumably. it seems like they left some names out. >> it seemed a little thin to us only 506 names. it looked like a pretty daunting list. it looks like they were kind of feeling sorry for themselves when they compiled it. i say way too short. >> stephanie: right. you said besides it being a sad attempt to intimidate those who have spoken out against guns, it wasn't a very good list. it wasn't comprehensive. a list of politicians but not mayor michael bloomberg. a list of journalists but now rachel maddow. i notice there's no --
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> we're going to get on that right after we get off the phone. because you know, i didn't want to presume anything but yes, if you want to be on the list, you're on that list. >> stephanie: tina, listen, hook me up. >> you got it. the other thing, i was like what am i not doing with my professional life that i am not on the list? >> stephanie: where have i gone wrong? >> i'm clearly not doing -- >> stephanie: the right people don't hate me. >> anyone who was against little kids getting shot in the face is on that list which is more than 500 people. >> maybe. >> maybe 515. but look. the mayors against illegal guns has 100 mayors on it already. i mean -- just that and very few of those mayors were on the nra's list. arguably, they would be -- you know against constitution, clearly. so we made a list of everyone in congress and everyone in the senate and all of those mayors and celebrities who have spoken out and you know, he will be
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hung out to dry weeks before newtown, he was in the cross hairs of the right wing -- he was the guy who just so completely inappropriate to mention violence on monday night football. bob costas. >> stephanie: where are the courageous mayors for illegal guns? where are those guys? >> right. that's a list i would like to see. >> stephanie: i mean it really is incredible. like gayle trotter. what is her group? literally, it is a group that is against the violence against women act. so women that are the actual victims of domestic violence, she does not support that. she supports a woman's right to choose whatever scary looking gun she would like, right? >> government just needs to get out of our lives and let us beat our wives and let us have all of the guns we want. what's the big deal? >> stephanie: i mean i love -- i don't know if you saw the laurence o'donnell thing, it was
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hilarious. you don't go to the senate to imagine things. you go to testify as to facts. she literally went and talked about some hypothetical situation where there's five armed intruders and babies screaming in the background. >> you have to have an ak assault weapon at that moment. >> stephanie: the one congress man said the story you told that shotgun is not banned. >> there is a bruce willis fantasy with this stuff. every single time we have one of these horrible incidents which are -- you know, like newtown you had a bunch of people, seconds after this tragedy saying if i were there, i would have done this. and the fact of the matter -- i talk to people who were in the theatre at aurora and what happened what happens is you don't know who's shooting. there are just -- it is so loud. it is so unexpected. it is not like the movies where you kind of like -- you can see
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the bad guy entering the theatre and then you hear him cock his gun. it is complete and utter chaos. that's why in midtown there are a bunch of people suing the new york police department for shooting them because they were trying to shoot the bad guy and ended up shooting people in midtown. this fantasy we're in the movies and since we're good guys and wayne lapierrre loves to talk about good guys and bad guys, we identify ourselves with having the proverbial white hats. we think we're going to be able to -- you know, we're going to win after two hours at the end of the film. that's just not how it works. >> stephanie: tina, interesting, speaking of that. we've been talking about this tragedy. chris kyle reportedly supposed to be the deadliest sniper in american military history. you know reportedly a good guy with a gun was trying to help other veterans but again just
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another example of how you know, a good guy with a gun doesn't solve every problem. in this case, it ended in tragedy. >> right. he was at a shooting range. you know. there was like -- you just can't -- and i -- the fact of the matter is and i've said this on your show and i say this -- and i'll say it until my face turns blue, if you look at other countries who have fewer guns than we do, we have the highest amount of civilian gun ownership in the world. and if the nra and lapierrre were right and more guns make us safer, we would have the fewest amount of gun deaths per capita. and the opposite is true. we're 14th in the world out of 200 countries we're 14th in gun deaths and even higher in gun injuries. >> stephanie: right. >> so it is just not true what they're saying. we're supposed to be -- we're an industrialized nation, still the
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richest country on the planet. and yet you know, if you go outside and inn some neighborhoods in america it is fallujah. >> stephanie: tina, one of my other hot smart girl writer friends wrote a piece entitled obama's gutsy gun control push. it is interesting. she quotes senator chris murphy who said too many people in washington want to eulogize gun reform legislation before the debate has started. not to get overoptimistic. i do think this time is different. the nra really is so out of step with the american mainstream. i still remain somewhat hopeful. do you? about what can get done on this? >> i remain really hopeful. and i wrote about this weeks ago. i think the assault weapons ban sends us down this weird path where people who don't like guns or just don't like being shot are forced -- there is a distinction there. are forced to talk about
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different kinds of guns and ammunition and magazine capacity and things that they clearly don't know anything about. and so they get -- it is a booby trap said by gun enthusiasts. >> stephanie: we had a guy yesterday, tina, it wasn't an assault weapon in newtown. yes, it was. >> he shot himself with a shotgun. the shotgun was used. >> so the assault weapons ban basically causes people who just don't want to get shot to have to talk about guns intelligently which is not -- obviously -- but when we talk about giving the atf teeth to enforce these said gun laws that we supposedly have, that you november, if we -- and there's been studies like in chicago that the main saturation of guns on the street and used in crimes are done through straw purchases. straw purchases are how guns are
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getting on to our streets. the secondary market are how 18-year-olds, stephanie, are able to buy guns. usually, you're supposed to be 21. 18-year-olds in the secondary market at the gun shows are able to purchase weapons. and there's no background checks and nobody is checking and they're not registered. we don't know who has all of these things and it makes law enforcement very tricky. so if we are talking about for the greater good -- as far as gun safety the assault weapons ban will stop a few deaths but having the atf have teeth and enforcing these laws -- >> stephanie: right. tina, i saw the same piece where they were talking about some gun dealers turn a blind eye when people are buying say multiple, multiple of the same gun. they know they're not buying them for themselves. they're buying them to resell them to people without background checks, right? >> right. because they've been able to do it with impunity there. is nobody to enforce the laws.
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they won't lose their listens license. there is a financial motive. they're in a business. and the gun lobby they're not lobbying for you and me to have our constitutional rights and our freedoms. they're lobbying for gun manufacturers to not to be able to get sued. that was the thing we did. the winchester mansion is a fantastic example of this kind of idea. i mean they used to sue gun manufacturers and now we don't because we don't have that ability. >> stephanie: no. absolutely. i think that's a huge piece of it. the fabulous tina dupuy speaking on behalf of the large constituency of people who do not like being shot. >> right. >> stephanie: giving us voice. thecontributor.com. talk to you again real soon. >> thank you stephanie. [ applause ] >> stephanie: there she goes. tina dupuy. i don't like being shot. >> i don't like being shot.
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wow, all sorts of moral debates we're getting into this morning. tully writes steph regarding the e-mail i wrote the guy -- the vietnam vet that did not like "zero dark thirty," it is evidence the reader had not seen the movie and is criticizing it from the corners of his own skewed beliefs. the dirty harry torture porn is complete fantasy. the film stands as an example of why torture like almost any form of violence is an inefficient process. i have no qualms about anyone who chooses to avoid seeing the films. it is no easier of an experience of 9093. [ applause ] >> stephanie: everyone has an opinion this morning about everything. >> i don't. see what i did there? >> stephanie: ian mill heiser is a legal -- millhiser is a legal analyst for the center of american progress because we've gotten into the drone debate. ian, welcome. >> good to be back. sorry it is about this really
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awful topic. >> stephanie: i know. well and again it's interesting. people all over the place on this. we had a vietnam vet call to say i wish we had drones in vietnam and less boots on the ground. a lot of liberals on the other side of it are upset. i think one of the things we were talking about chris is if you are -- at what point do you become an enemy combatant and not an american citizen legally? >> right. so what the memo says and you know i guess i should preface this by saying i actually think that this memo is right about what the law says, what the administration did here is legal. i also think that that's a really serious problem. should not be legal. so what the memo says is that when you have an individual who is a senior member of al-qaeda or another enemy organization, we're allow to target them if
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they're actively engaged in planning operations against the united states. even if one of those isn't about to happen. if we're not about to be attacked. if they're actively engaged in planning, they can be targeted. i think that that part is right. i think that you know, we don't want people planning military operations or terrorist operations against the united states. the problem is that there's no way of reviewing that decision. so the president or someone in the pentagon makes a call and there's no oversight to make sure that the person they've targeted actually should have been targeted. >> stephanie: you know, i guess, again, it becomes this moral equivalence, i suppose of again, i was saying here we are coming out of the bush years where we had this completely unnecessary war in iraq. took our eye off the ball in afghanistan. that war dragged on and on. i think there's that argument people are making that a lot less people are dying. when the president talked about having a smarter -- tough but
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smarter foreign policy, in some ways you go boy i wish we could have gotten bin laden before we lost all of these people on both sides in afghanistan, right? >> right. that's exactly right. i think that generally obama's foreign policy has been smart. i think that the attack on bin laden was an example of a targeted killing. that was justified. and you know, targeted killings aren't new. admiral yamamoto was the senior most commander of japanese naval forces in world war ii. we got intelligence that he was going to be flying on a plane and we targeted that plane and shot it down because we wanted to kill yamamoto. >> stephanie: right. >> so this isn't something new. what's new here -- or i think is two things. one is that we have the technology now to target people with a minimal cost to the united states whether through drones or through other means. >> stephanie: american soldiers. >> right.
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right. relatively little cost to the forces. and then the other thing that's new is that in this case, it involved a u.s. citizen. and so the question becomes how do we make sure that if someone is a legitimate threat to the united states as bin laden was as yamamoto was, we can still take appropriate action while at the same time making sure that there's some checks. >> stephanie: legally ian again, because i'm trying to understand it legally at what point -- do you -- is there a point legally where you cease being an american citizen and become an enemy combatant if you're actively aiding terrorists? >> i think that the u.s. citizen point here matters less than the need for oversight generally. >> stephanie: right. >> if someone is actively engaged in war against the united states, i think if they were born in louisiana that
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shouldn't save them. there were nazi soldiers in world war ii who were americans and they agreed with the nazis and they left the united states to fight on the side of germany. and you know, that shouldn't give them any protection when they're actively engaged in war against the united states. what can be done though and i actually have a piece that just went up on think progress with my colleague zack, that lace out some suggestions you know, you can have more oversight through a board that the president has to consult with. you could conceivably create a special court where you have judges who are expert in these matters and can decide very quickly when a kill order comes whether it is justified or not. you can allow lawsuits after the fact which are very difficult to do right now. so that if it turns out the killing was not justified, at the very least, someone bears a consequence for it. these are things that are not really permissible now and if congress were capable of acting,
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congress does have the power to put these checks on the president. >> stephanie: and i think that would -- maybe go a long way to sway a lot of liberals that are saying what about when there is another president because a lot of people say i trust obama but you're right. it is a larger principle no matter who's president right? >> right. that's exactly what the big fear here -- i think that president obama is a good guy. and while there are individual exams where i think like there have been strikes that have had pretty horrific collateral damages, i think that you know, for the most part, this president has tied of tried to act responsibly. we don't have that guarantee for every president. and so we need a rule that protects us from the good and the bad. >> stephanie: somebody made the comparison, george bush, the first bomb took out several blocks of baghdad because he thought saddam hussein might be in one of the buildings. yeah, i guess as you say there's that, that it is
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relative. i guess the thing you're talking about is precedent. a lot of our listeners have pointed out as well. >> that's exactly right. again, like the part of the federal government that needs to act here is congress. one thing that i think that this reveals, you know, you hear a lot from conservatives that it is great. that it is so hard for congress to pass laws. you've got all of these veto points. you've got these committees, these filibusters two house of congress. and somehow this makes us more free and more -- we have more liberty because congress can't do anything. well, right now we really need congress to do something and we need congress to do something to protect our liberty. we need to make sure that there isn't one person who has a unilateral authority to authorize targeted military strikes against u.s. citizens and the way you make sure that doesn't happen is that congress needs to pass a law that places limits on that now. >> stephanie: absolutely. ian, thanks so much for joining
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us on short notice. we'll talk again soon. >> sure thing. >> stephanie: there he goes. ian millhiser. legal analyst. hal sparks, hump days with hal next on "the stephanie miller show."
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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. hour number three. sexy liberal hal sparks in studio. jacki, time nor another edition of something weird happened in florida. >> my favorite! >> stephanie: say what?
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this just sort of irritating. florida man arrested for giving people wedgies. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: people outside a movie theatre -- >> not to be confused with the noogie bandit. or the ferfel guy. >> stephanie: he likes to video pranks and is known for harassing and annoying people in manatee county and putting the footage on youtube similar to the show jackass. >> it doesn't sound like a good idea on any level. >> stephanie: i'm anti-wedgie. >> i will be on your side. we'll start an anti-wedgie campaign. >> stephanie: i'm a little on the fence on swirlies. we'll talk about it next hour. here she is. jacki schechner the only sane person from florida in the current news center. >> i feel that way sometimes. good morning everybody. president obama is going to nominate sally jewel to be his next secretary of the interior. she's a ceo of the outdoor
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recreation company rei. before that, she worked as a banker and also as an oil company official. as a life-long outdoor enthusiast, she's also a long-time advocate for conservation. so if confirmed, she would have experience in both resource development and protecting the environment. she will be facing issues if she's confirmed regarding fracking on public land, arctic drilling and renewable energy permits. jewel will be the first woman the president has chosen for his second term cabinet. actress ashley judd hasn't decided yet whether or not she's going to challenge senate minority leader mitch mcconnell for his seat in 2014 but already karl rove's american crossroads is going after the actress in a new web video, attacking judd's commitment to president obama her praise for healthcare reform, even her residence in tennessee even though she grew up in kentucky and went to college there. >> ashley judd, an obama-following radical hollywood liberal who is right at home here in tennessee.
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i mean kentucky. >> a crossroads spokesman said the ad is designed to stick a pin in judd's balloon. several other celebrities on capitol hill today, chris rock, amanda peet, tony bennett joining the mayors against illegal guns coalition and their demand a plan campaign. they're calling for universal background checks, assault weapons ban a limit on high-capacity magazines and making federal gun trafficking a federal crime. we're back after the break. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: oh boy.% hal makes people crazy. a dog seriously humping a pink panther saying hey pink panther, it's hump day. hutching a little pink panther stuffed animal. that's disturbing. >> stephy. >> stephanie: what's that heavy breathing i hear? could it be? >> hump days with hal sparks. >> yes, yes! >> stephanie: ah! hi hal. >> i could go my entire life without hearing you say that. >> stephanie: take it. >> i think is the last in the pink panther series. >> stephanie: take it, pink panther. you know you want it, pink panther. all right. kids look who's here. it is sexy liberal hal sparks. we just priced a bunch of tickets at $25.50 for the chicago show april 13th, the box office exploded, we broke
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every record in the history of the history. [ explosion ] >> hey chicago you say twice is not enough. >> 15 is my limit. >> stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour is making a return visit to chicago theatre on april 13th. >> badded attitudes. >> tickets are available. come see the tour that marked the number one comedy tour. >> who can argue with that. >> the sexy liberal comedy tour at the chicago theatre on april 13th. ♪ sweet home chicago" is about to get more sugar from mama. >> don't know what that means. >> stephanie: hi, hal sparks. >> hi. >> stephanie: the drone debate. tony writes steph it is terrific we ask ourselves questions about the morality of drone deaths. we aren't seeing downed american pilots getting dragged through the streets. we haven't killed thousands of innocent men and children like we did in iraq.
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it is not like obama is targeting clark griswold on a european vacation. >> the two big fierce are the slippery slope fear. honestly liberals and everybody seems to go down the alex jones hole of if they can do this, then that gives them total legal opens to shoot anybody who is against the state in any kind of vague way. clearly, that's not the case in the tribunals that oversee this. it is not -- it is funny that we're -- we're that much more concerned about a drone strike in another country that we're currently at war with or know that there are al-qaeda in and we've been at -- our forces have been fighting their forces for quite awhile. we give more attention and fear about that then let's say a cop who shoots an unarmed guy in new york city. drops the gun and walks away. and says i saw something shiny and we have a little bit of a hearing and that's that. >> stephanie: right. >> the truth is nobody has a funeral for a downed drone. that's what this is all about.
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the minute they have a drone that has arms that can snatch somebody out of their car and bring those people to an actual courtroom, i think technologically speaking, they would do it in some cases. in this case -- >> stephanie: we were talking about the legal stuff with ian at the center for american progress. ray writes steph here is another perspective. doesn't get much discussion. it's precedent we're discussing. let's say mexico decides they have been successful. it might help them in their anti-drug war and they start flying drones over new mexico and arizona. would we congratulate them on their initiative or take it as a declaration of war on the u.s.? >> we would take it as a declaration of war on the u.s. and mexico would never do it. the analogy to pakistan is watery. that's been the problem. they've given us all of this tass -- tacit support saying for war, you can use our land. not liking it when those guys
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went into -- went in and hid in pakistan where the pakistani military does nothing about it. so -- and again borders created largely by european and british influence over -- you know -- >> post-world war i. >> over decades. >> not really based on the reality of where the land lies. most people can't tell you where the arizona/mexico border occurs by looking at it. you know what i mean? >> you see the big fence, that's when you know. >> i will say this, too. there is not a single general out there who if they go okay, we can send in nine soldiers to get this guy or we can send in a drone who will send the nine soldiers. if they can really do it. >> stephanie: all right. so let's -- i saved the happy clappy story for you. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] happy clappy news. because of the gun debate, i keep -- joan walsh our friend who did sexy liberal with us in san francisco. she wrote a piece called obama's
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gutsy gun control push. she's asking for what he wants not just what he thinks is possible. but this is the thing i keep saying. let's stop going with the political wisdom.% you can't get that done. her point is that the president's really leading on this issue among others and i agree with her. >> i think the vast majority of what he's asking for isn't that outside the mainstream by any stretch. that's the thing. >> stephanie: that's the point he keeps making. >> the ironic part is he'll get a lot of credit for leadership in this particular area but it is an area where the public is already there. if you're pumping a hole into a new territory as to what would be available then you get more pushback too. i think -- politics is the art of what's possible. you know. i think he's mastering that. >> stephanie: that's what joan says. second term barack obama continues to show us he's wires and tougher than the guy who took office four years ago. his stance on gun control. he laid out everything he intends to push for not merely pushing criminal background
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checks and tougher penalties but also part of his plan that will be the heaviest, lifting the assault weapons ban. you know, when you talk about whether the debate is different or not this time, i didn't see this but she talks about that chris wallace, on fox news, disemboweled wayne lapierrre. that's where you go -- a change in this debate. >> wayne lapierrre is an embarrassment to anybody who actually is a logical smart gun owner. they represent -- the nra is to gun rights and gun ownership what the tea party is to the republican party right now. they are just the far right extremists. version of them. they're embarrassing to that level. they're a losing organization. >> stephanie: the fact they have it on fox news. on one of their prime time shows. >> it is also chris wallace. a little bit of -- >> it is their sunday morning show. >> stephanie: it is one of the
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most astonishing political confrontations in memory. he called lapierrre ridiculous for suggesting the president's daughters don't deserve more protection than other children. he called the nra's claim the obama's daughters schools has armed guards, nonsense since his children also go there. i happen to know they don't arm their security. if he's talking about secret service, give me a break! every president's child -- >> they're not allowed to not have it. >> stephanie: he mocks lapierrre pointing out he traveled to the fox interview with his own bodyguards. he reduced him to a sputtering wreck. >> by the way, it is not hard to do. lapierrre is -- in the same way that like bush gets a lot of credit for being charming. lapierrre, they get a lot of news for being powerful as an organization but the truth is, it is not about the power of the organization. it is about the fact that nobody confronts them. nobody goes to the second
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question. >> stephanie: joan points out about how politically, it was brilliant he framed it politically. all of the police organizations because by necessity means these are the enemies of the nra apparently. all of these police organizations. he said our law enforcement officers should never be outgunned on the streets. >> lapierrre and those guys are talking about the tyranny of the government. the second amendment was there to fight tyranny. that means shoots cops. that means shoot national guards. that means shoot army soldiers coming to your house because you're cooking and selling meth to supply your guns for your militia overtaking of downtown detroit. anybody who has the fantasy you're going to go up against the u.s. military and said that outwardly means they think they'll kill a cop. i would say which one? the dad of the kid who goes to your kid's school? if you're not home schooled, you know. ted nugent buffalo meat style, i
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suppose. but in reality, these guys have to start admitting that i don't mind if you have the wolverines fantasy. i really don't. if you're a nut case and you live in the woods. what if the chinese and the russians join up and decide they are going to enforce communism in their own gangster way and we can't fight back and i'm going to have to fight them. >> stephanie: she brings a really good point whether it is an healthcare and all of the debates we've had. what do we do about the conserve-a-dems. who could be more valuable than a red state democrat in telling hunters obama's agenda won't take away their hunting rifles. she talks about harry reid which did take me off on "meet the press" saying i don't know if i'll vote for the assault weapons ban. i didn't last time because it didn't make sense. what? >> it made sense enough to work. >> didn't make political sense. >> stephanie: right. what do we do about those democrats? >> well, i mean, essentially they have to be continually
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called out. the reality is that if you look at the numbers if you look at the nra gives you an "a" rating, how well do o you fair, it is almost meaningless if not detrimental. >> stephanie: somebody made that point. however high percentage of people they supported lost. stop being scared of them. >> and most smart gun owners like i said, my dad has a lot of guns. and is technically a member of the nra but doesn't have any interest in having an anti-tank weapon. so they don't really send him the literature all the time. >> stephanie: let me finish what joan says. hymn it is the art of the possible. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ♪ ] she says the point of leadership is to lead. as we saw with gay marriage when the president takes out a forward looking stance, he can help bring people along with him. i'm glad he's pushing for the assault weapon and large magazine ban even as the serious people insist it won't pass. maybe he will surprise them. because in newtown we're in a new era for gun control
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legislation. it requires a new approach to negotiation and the president is providing it. he talked about making his stand in minneapolis where they've cut youth gun violence by 40%. a lot of it, there's a lot of parts of it. it is not just guns. they've focused on contested softer approaches to youth violence including connecting isolated young people with adult mentors, treating violence as a health problem. coordinating resources for at-risk kids in schools. obama's handling minneapolis is another sign he's looking to deal with gun violence not just focus on affluent suburban tragedies. so again call your senator congressman, whatever. say i am for the assault weapons ban. i'm for this reasonable gun legislation. >> it worked before. >> that's the problem. that's what they fear ultimately. it will work. it is the same problem with gay marriage. there is a big section of the anti-gay marriage crowd that is afraid that gay marriages will start lasting longer than straight marriages and they'll have a real problem on their
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ pleased to meet you ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks. 24 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. let's go to lana from idaho. >> caller: excuse me. >> stephanie: pardon you. >> caller: so sorry. well you caught me totally off-guard there. i was very very grateful for the person who released the document the white paper i guess they call it because this is a conversation we've been needing to have for a long time about these drones. i don't think anyone has been addressing that. i would like to call for the full release of the documents -- the legal memo that goes to it, not just this tiny little piece of paper. >> right. the essence is that is it.
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unfortunately, it is the precedent that's been built over time that allows for it. that's why it is legal and part of it was the boiling water killing the frog that was the patriot act and the iraq war. >> there is a full memo out there. 50 pages or more. >> sure. again, all you're seeing ultimately is the refining of warfare. fortunately or unfortunately. we're moving from world war i world war ii, massive casualties massive bombing entire cities destroyed. but hands off the leadership. >> stephanie: carrie in pasadena agrees. karen, welcome. >> caller: i'm so grateful to be on your show. thank you. thank you for you. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: so nice to have a brilliant president once, for once, somebody who is smart what i would like to address is something no one's -- i haven't
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heard yet. this is big business. so this is more cost-efficient so the people who are going to push back on this are the ones that have been probably the same oil tycoon republicans that have had long pockets. when there's war you've got the tanks. you've got all of the things that make -- >> stephanie: military industrial complex. >> caller: absolutely. so these drones are far more cost-efficient, lives aren't lost, they can concentrate on building america. this is what this president has done. has put in place and they're going to push back just like they're pushing everything back. they don't want them to succeed. and because -- >> stephanie: i think the fact that we have some moral concerns is what makes us uniquely american too. i think that's okay. >> caller: he was raised by morally concerned -- i was never a silver spoon person. nor was his wife or family
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members. so that is a new and improved thought. gee, ya know. >> i think she makes a good point that ultimately, you have -- definitely these are moral choices made on who's getting killed and when. >> absolutely. >> no different than any other president during wartime making a who gets killed and when decision. but it is more refine and more specific than it is has ever been in our history. that's where it gets personal and scary and it is worth the conversation. and the awareness. but the idea that we were okay with shock -- >> caller: i love you guys. 2014, it is imperative. i love that you're the voice i listen to every morning. i go to bed early to listen to you. that never happened before. >> stephanie: you know what you get for your sucking up. you get a $50 pro flowers gift card. >> caller: oh, lordy! >> stephanie: hang on. travis is going to get your
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info. go to proflowers.com. type in the code word stephanie. >> i do, too. >> stephanie: why, thank you. i certainly hope you typed stephanie in the box. >> i typed flervin. >> how do you spell it? >> stephanie: the economy's getting better. the president is talking about it. >> obama: the economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> wow. >> stephanie: we have eric cantor talking about how he's going to [ bleep ] shoot himself economically. >> i just freakin' shot myself. >> the interesting thing is that trying to make him a one-term president, that goal of lowering the economy of depressing the economy actually had some value. it was tactically, it could be smart. this time around, it does not. because it sets up poorly who
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they might want to try to run next time. and it certainly doesn't hurt -- doesn't help in 2014. >> stephanie: they're in a bit of disarray. >> to say the least. >> stephanie: coming up next on "the stephanie miller show." current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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quickly. all right. oh by the way -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we've been talking about drones and killing bin laden. this is fun news. pakistan plans an amusement park where osama bin laden was killed in abot bad. some water slides. >> bumper cars. >> stephanie: maybe. they're planning an amusement park and recreation complex in abat bad. it will include a rock climbing and sliding. >> all stuff you can do when you have nothing but sand and hills. >> stephanie: all right the president talking about the economy. >> obama: we've also seen the effects that political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawnout process for resolving the fiscal cliff. hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to
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affect business decisions. so we've been reminded that while it's critical for us to cut wasteful spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep indiscriminate cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. it will slow down our recovery. it is not the right thing to do for the economy. >> stephanie: you were talking about the imf. >> the international monetary fund, in charge of the greek bailout and managing that stuff came out with an amazing mea culpa -- >> stephanie: how did that go for them? >> horribly. it is right on the same level of alan greenspan coming. >> the and saying he was wrong from 1981 to 1999. they said that austerity at that time was the actual worst thing you could do. >> stephanie: right. >> they admitted that the money -- the greek economy to bail out they got $800 billion from europe. that money was supposed to go to
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them on the condition they would cut their social safety nets, their equivalent of medicare, medicaid and that they would cut back on infrastructure spending and governmental stuff. they would get this money. they did all of that. they cut their social safety net. they cut unemployment insurance all of these kind of things. the money came into an account into an escrow account and sat there for three days and went back to the european banks that had loaned it. >> stephanie: regarding greenspan, i've always thought a man should not spend that much time in the bathtub. >> pretty fingers. >> stephanie: can i get in there? can i get in there any time today? >> can we have a law? have a tattoo that says alan greenspan's wife, please? just like mitch mcconnell's wife on cnn last week. elaine chow was on. because she doesn't have the same last name, everybody immediately assumed she's some sort of independent thinker on this. >> that's mitch mcconnell's
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wife. >> stephanie: mitch mcconnell's wife. >> senate minority leader's wife. >> she was accusing president obama of being far left. >> that's what i mean. >> really? >> if she's random nut case, that's fine. but she's the senate minority leader's wife. >> stephanie: here is eric cantor talking about the aforementioned austerity. >> i think if you take this sort of suggestion that somehow you just keep spending money at the federal level and that's going to make life better for people, my goodness. pretty good right now given that we're spending a trillion dollars a year more than we have. i don't think that's the answer. >> the exact parody that we do. >> we're not off at all. >> stephanie: outfit. >> a big portion of that is interest on the debt created by the iraq and afghanistan wars. you should have done that thinking a decade ago. secondly, that's exactly what you do in these situations. you know, paul krugman has been
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right the entire time! >> stephanie: i love, we were talking about with charlie pierce about "meet the press," he's debating carla. he's always been right. >> she got a golden parachute after she ruined a company. >> there are a lot of lessons to be learned from the last election. and you know, frankly, there are a lot of moms and dads out there that are hurting right now. a lot of working people are having a struggle getting through the month. too many millions of americans out of work. i think what we all need to do is to focus on how we're going to make life work for those people again. >> stephanie: always speaking for the working man. >> there are too many people out there who can't afford daily manis and pedis. >> did he make the point the federal government can't do anything and must do something. >> stephanie: here he is again. >> we do intend to follow up with some policy proposals and
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legislation working with our committees to move forward on many, many of these issues. >> stephanie: sure. same policies. as we had last time. american people. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: one more time. >> our solutions will be based on the conservative principles of self-reliance, faith in the individual, trust in family and accountability in government. >> by the way -- >> blah, blah, blah. >> three out of four of which you cannot enforce manage or push from a governmental seat. you cannot -- you can do nothing about the faith of the family. about personal motivation. unless you're going to hand out copies of anthony robbins get the edge to everybody in the country, you cannot do anything. it is like when they talk about education funding. look we can't solve everything by throwing money at it. and it is all about families and parents. i can't legislate what parents do. i can't force them to do stuff. i can't make a kid magically
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have good parents. you can't do it. but what you can do is make sure they have enough books. >> stephanie: one more. eric cantor speaking for the average american. >> the average american is not thinking about and trying to wonder about where the republican party is. they're thinking about how to make their life work which is exactly what we're talking about here today. >> the average american is correct, does not care about the republican party. >> stephanie: no. because they know the republican party doesn't care about them. >> a failed exercise in self-involved corporate leadership. it doesn't actually have any impact on their lives other than in a negative sense. >> stephanie: one of the big stories happening today. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] the boy scouts will allow the homo gays -- it is delayed. >> delayed until -- apparently it is tied to the sequester just like senate pay. >> stephanie: well, another one of these headlines. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] christian post blogger who talked about leaving
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homosexuality -- >> wow. >> a self-proclaimed ex gay blogger who wrote extensively for the christian post about coming out of the homosexual lifestyle was recently discovered dipping a toe back into it. >> let's be honest. who hasn't gone back to their ex a couple of times. you know what i mean? >> stephanie: not me. >> not me. [ buzzer ] >> right. in a moment of weakness. >> stephanie: okay. he said i can say in truth firmly that the longer i keep turning away from my homosexuality, the less strengthened they become. >> everything except for just friends. >> i've turned my back on the gay lifestyle and dropped my pants. >> stephanie: he wrote -- recently, although i have same sex thoughts on a daily basis i don't feel compelled to ever return to a lifestyle of it. >> why were you trolling for dudes on grinder? >> testing his will. >> i'll tell you why.
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it is not a lifestyle. lifestyle is i like hiking. if you want to go sexual, lifestyle has to do with the fetishes you're involved in. because how you have sex is a choice. who you have sex with is not. that's your natural inclination. if these guys want to fight their natural inclination, then they have something against god. >> mother, why did you do this to me? why did you make me this way? >> the cuddle therapy. awesome. >> stephanie: marcus bachmann, does he still have his christian clinic? ♪ i'm super ♪ ♪ thanks for asking ♪ >> stephanie: all right. we've been having the gun debate all week, obviously hal sparks. we were saying that again wayne lapierrre, always a good guy with the guns, only explanation we were talking about this tragedy, the sniper who was shot at a shooting range. >> shot by a fellow soldier who
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had ptsd. >> stephanie: he often took veterans out shooting as a way to ease the trauma of war. taking aim atarget would help coax them into every day life but his death at a north texas shooting range at the hands of a troubled iraq war veteran he was trying to assist has highlighted the potential dangers of the practice. psychiatrists wonder if the smell of gunpowder and the crack of gun fire can trigger unpredictable responses. wouldn't it seem like you wouldn't have to say a psychiatrist to say i don't know if that would be a good idea. >> how about the answer is always more guns and more bullets. >> let's go out on a limb and say that the world is full of places, people and activities that have nothing to do with the killing of another human being. or an animal. in all honesty. there are -- literally millions of things you could be doing to distract your bain. >> stephanie: i heard paul rye coff talking about this. sometimes it is a way to reconnect.
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like the transition into civilian life where you connect with other veterans. >> then play paint ball. but don't use live ammo. >> stephanie: was taken to a psychiatric hospital twice in recent months including after he threatened to kill his family. he became upset when his father said he was going to sell his gun. he said he was going to blow his brains out. this just -- seems like -- >> i know! let's go shooting. >> at a certain point you ought to go look it is time to learn scuba diving or find an entirely different experience! >> stephanie: granted, i'm a big dog lover but they also do dog therapy and horseback riding and stuff that seems like -- you know -- >> well, the reality is that -- this even brings us back to the drone concept. the more we put young men in a highly developed portion of their life a portion of their life where they're doing the most mental development their late teens into their early 20s, in a situation where they're being indoctrinated into
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the constant need to defend themselves or murder someone else for their own safety, erasing those tendencies from the rest of their lives as a point of solution is very, very difficult. and the more extraordinarily tragic it is like in the situation where there are ieds or the enemy is not in a uniform, all of these things contribute to the fact that these guys come home not knowing who a friend is. and that's not surprising they're going to have this kind of reaction. that's why by the way, you're going to see more drone strikes. that's why you're going to see more seal team kind of organizations where they come in, snipe one person and leave. the idea of rolling guys in -- in tanks is gone. >> stephanie: more soldiers in from suicide than we are in battle right now. >> exactly. it is a horrible thing to do to a human being. >> great idea for a ride at the abbottabad. go straight to hell. >> streets of london.
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never forget. ♪ the eye of the tiger, it's the fight ♪ rising up to the challenge of our rival ♪ ♪ eye of the tiger ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks who will be with me april 13th along with john fuglesang for sexy liberal. tickets are zipping away.
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you can see hal sparks live if you're here in los angeles sunday night at the icehouse. >> pasadena. one-of-a-kind show. local l.a. area. i don't do the big full -- >> stephanie: it is awesome. >> i used to have the house act there. my sketch comedy troop used to perform there for almost two years in the annex there. every friday and saturday night. three hour long shows. >> wow. >> stephanie: speaking of big shows, super bowl might not have a halftime show. >> what? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] can that happen? it is at new jersey meadowlands first cold weather super bowl. it is the first time -- >> who approved this? >> stephanie: it might be too cold. there's no plan right now. no plan what to do in its place. maybe your sketch group could do something. >> we had this great snow angel sketch we've always wanted to do. >> who approved a cold weather super bowl? >> stephanie: leggins and -- >> who wants to do anything in the meadowlands?
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we've been there. >> put the top on. don't they have a top? >> speaking of beyoncé get ready to say aww. her daughter, 12-month-old blue ivy knows all of the dance moves to single ladies. isn't that precious? >> that's what cattle products are for. learn mommy's dance! learn mommy's dance! [sounds of static] ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ >> stephanie: hoof it for mama, get out there. ♪ time to feel good, ow ♪ >> blue ivy. poor little girl. >> stephanie: jennifer aniston has enrolled, she and her fiancee into a marriage boot camp. doesn't that sound like fun? >> so romantic.
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>> stephanie: intense three day session in santa monica. they had to hand in their cell phones. you howl your feelings at the top of your voice. i'm guessing they had to do i still hate angelina jolie. >> i want a divorce right after that. >> seriously. >> anything that will make your genitals turdel, it is the idea of going -- >> stephanie: before marriage. >> it is like helping picking out the dress by going to one of those bride conventions. where like women start talking about dresses like guys talk about trucks. i'm going to get the ca-149 with the pull on veil and the strip away side panel. >> and the truck nuts. i'm going to get a couple of bulldogs on there man. dangle dingle. >> stephanie: hi bill. bill in jersey. hello, bill.
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you probably offended him with your meadowlands comment. >> yeah. if you need that -- then, you know, you're also setting it up. aren't you setting up to where you can't -- now you can't break up because -- >> stephanie: because you went to marriage boot camp. >> you're in the marines now. >> we even tried that and it didn't work. say tern point free ball it. swing for the fences. if it works it works, if it doesn't, it will be like 75% of all marriages. who cares. just with cameras. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: another story about the republican party in disarray. republicans seek middle ground on pathway to citizenship. >> how do we make racism sound friendly? >> yeah. >> big smiley face on your clan hat, you know. big, pointy hat. >> a path between -- a pathway to citizenship. the status quo of massive
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numbers of undocumented people who are working class wages. republicans in particular caught between the aforementioned people to win back latino votes without looking like they're just doing it to win back latino votes. >> republican asked mayor castro, are there options we should consider between the extremes of mass deportation and the pathway to citizenship? castro doesn't see the pathway to citizenship as an extreme option. he said the extreme i would say would be open borders. no one agrees with that. that's exactly right. the second term is how we're almost trying to redraw what liberalism is and what the center is. even on the gun issues, this is mainstream. this is not liberal positions. 92% of americans want background checks. >> the reality is they are liberal positions. the thing people have to recognize is that liberal positions are not extreme.
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they are largely interestingly enough quite conservative in just what they want to change anded adapt. we're not looking to move the ball that way. if the constitution says equal protection under the law then that's what everybody should get. that includes gay people whether you like it or not. we like free speech. in the abstract. they call us -- the right will call us the nanny state party. but at the same time when a gun violence thing like newtown happens, they blame video games and rock music and rap. that's what a nanny does. a nanny takes away the tv when you act up. an adult helps you change the behavior. >> stephanie: there you go. guess who is been named the most corrupt member of congress according to citizens -- >> darrell issa. >> stephanie: good guess. ron paul. [ applause ] >> really? >> stephanie: report says he double billed his travel expenses a number of times over the last decade. ironic because he made fiscal responsibility -- >> wheel of right wing
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hypocrites. >> in his defense, ayn rand was a cheating whore. i wasn't sure if i could say that. who decried the socialist state of social security then lived on the government tit until the day she died. basically ron paul saw an opening. he stole basically. if it is available there it is. that's the ron paul version of libertarianism. that's what that is. if a guy left his door open, the bread is free. >> stephanie: one last posthumous. >> wheel of right wing hypocrites. >> his mixed race daughter has died. he was a segregationist who -- he didn't believe in segregating his pen from -- she was the daughter of strom thurmond and the family's maid. you remember when she announced that. at last i'm completely free. she has passed away at the age of 87.